Happy Mother’s Day 2017 from Natascha Lee Studios

Happy Mother’s Day 2017 from Natascha Lee Studios

Cherry Creek Highschool Senior Portraits

Cherry Creek Highschool Senior Portraits

From today’s Cherry Creek Highschool Senior Portraits session. Bella is a light in this world!

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And, she has the most perfect handwritting of anyone I know. She wrote the “2017” herself. Today we did her senior photos, and next week I get to photograph her entire family. It will be the fourth photos session I have done for them. I love my VIP clients! And, it makes me feel nostalgic. Like today, thinking about her being a senior next month, I got all choked up. I told her mom, “I feel like my little girl is growing up!” And I’ve only known them for a bit over a year!

Cherry Creek Highschool Senior Photography

 

 

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Community Spotlight Series #7 – Off The Wall Fitness(brought to you by Natascha Lee Studios)

Community Spotlight Series #7 – Off The Wall Fitness(brought to you by Natascha Lee Studios)

Welcome to week 7 of Natascha Lee Studios Community Spotlight!This week we are featuring, Off the Wall Fitness owned by Kyle McGranahan located in Broomfield, Colorado.

Has the warmth come to stay? I hope so! At Natascha Lee Studios we have soaking it all up, and taking advantage to do some amazing outdoor sessions. Seriously check out this baby from a family session we did late April – so sweet!

 

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Off the Wall Fitness is more than your average gym – offering exciting new ways to shake-up your current routine, or a great start for those who may not have been as diligent about their workouts and are ready to get back!

To learn a little more about OTW Fitness and what sets it apart we spoke with owner and trainer Kyle.

Off the Wall Fitness Owner Kyle (Comminity Spotlight Series by Natascha Lee Studios)

Image provided by Off The Wall Fitness Owner Kyle

 

Can you Tell me a little about yourself?

I’m originally from Arizona, and have always been active. I joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. The Marines instilled a number of great skills like leadership, communication, discipline, and a passion for fitness. I finished my 5 year enlistment and decided that I wanted to get into the fitness industry. I became a Certified Personal Trainer while in San Diego just before moving to Colorado. As soon as I got to Colorado I became a Personal Trainer and never stopped learning. I worked for a gym for a little over 5 years. Then I finally decided I wanted to get more involved and be able to see my clients more often. This meant coming up with a group fitness concept that allowed me to charge less, but see them consistently more times a week. This is where Off the Wall Fitness came into the picture. I decided to specialize in group fitness, but I wanted to use different training techniques to make it more enjoyable and safer than the competitors. I’ve been doing it a little over a year and I am extremely dedicated to what I do, and love seeing the results my clients get in return when they work hard at it.

What do you kind of classes and services do you offer at OTW Fitness?

Off the Wall Fitness is not your everyday run of the mill gym. We think outside the box and use off the wall techniques to combine all aspects of fitness to ensure a workout that is fun, safe, and extremely effective. If people are bored at their current gym or their workouts are getting stagnant they need to check us out to get beyond any plateau!

I offer Group Fitness classes that can be modified to many different fitness levels. I also offer 1-on-1 Personal Training for those that might be uncomfortable in a group setting or have very specific goals that cannot be addressed in the group fitness classes. Nutrition Consultations are also offered by Master Nutrition Therapist Desiree Schneider to include; nutrition consultations, meal planning, body wraps, and Detoxification programs.

What is your favorite “client success story”?

One of our members initially came in just to loose weight. You could tell she didn’t like to exercise, but committed to consistently coming to the group fitness classes. Over the course of year, her entire mentality changed about how she perceived exercise. Now she doesn’t like to miss a class, is one of the hardest and most dedicated people in my gym, and for that she has seen tremendous results. She has lost well over 30 pounds, dropped several clothes sizes, she looks and feels so much better. She has a completely positive attitude, and her diet is very healthy!

Off the Wall Fitness

Photo provided by Off the Wall Fitness

How does OTW Fitness unique?

I really focus on limiting my class sizes, creating camaraderie among the members, and going above and beyond what other gyms do like bringing healthy post workout snacks to select Saturday classes and teach all the classes myself.

In 2014, what do you see for OTW Fitness?

 In 2014 I want to branch out and get my brand name out to enthusiastic people that enjoy working out and like to try new ways of doing that. I also want to tap into new markets that are not over flooded with gyms. I am always looking for new and fun ways to exercise and share that with my clients to constantly stimulate my mind and help them reach their fitness goals and beyond.

 

Great business. huh? To learn more you can visit them online or on Facebook

 

Broomfield Community Spotlight Series #4: Game Only Sports (Brought to you by Natascha Lee Studios)Game Only Sports

Today was such a pleasure, and a reminder that spring is just around the corner for Broomfield! At Natasha Lee Studios we are very much looking forward to doing many family, newborn and children sessions outside with our Broomfield Spring sessions starting to book now! While we all have a little cabin fever this week, let’s take a look at Game Only Sports. It’s the perfect spot to be active regardless of weather -which can be a challenge in our beautiful Colorado with the weather changing so much daily! Read on for the fourth installment in our Community Spotlight series.  🙂

Game Only Sports, located in Broomfield, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind place for children, parents, groups and parties to have an exciting and positive experience playing soccer and volleyball without any pressure. Taking practice and pressure out of the equation you are able to come together to play pick-up games- where the focus is having fun!

I remember an Age 12-13 Game with some really good players. There was one young girl that had never played before. Every time the other players would pass her the ball, she would lose it. Anywhere else I had played soccer, this would lead to her never getting the opportunity again. But the other kids continued to feed her the ball. Not only did they keep passing to her, but when she finally kicked the ball in the right direction, two of her teammates told her “Good Job!” As you can imagine, she got really excited and her confidence was boosted. She ended up scoring goals having the hour of her life.

Picture provided  Ryan Aweida, Owner of GO Sports

Q: How did you decide to open Game Only Sports? –Any inspirations?

A:  I was providing traditional training sessions for kids from the time I was 13 years old.  In March of 2010, I finished my last game of the winter with a deep breath.  I pledged to never run another drill.  I was sick of seeing kids get better, but see the body language screaming to me that they were going to be “burnt out” at way too young of an age.  My mom asked me, if you don’t do traditional sessions, what would you do?  The answer was simple.  I would give the kids a chance to play!  I wanted to give the kids a chance to scrimmage.  That is what they wanted to do anyway.  What was wrong with letting the kids enjoy playing the game in a controlled environment?  We spent a couple months preparing to organize the logistics for the Perfect Pick Up Game.

Q: What is the most challenging thing about owning/running Game Only Sports?

A: The most challenging part about owning and running Game Only Sports is helping our customers understand why we do things in our unique manner.  We are different from the norm since we don’t allow any coaching.  It can be hard for parents to watch their kids make their own decisions.  It is common for parents to want to prevent their kids from failing, but we create an environment where the kids can play without the fear of failure.

Q: What is the mission of Game Only Sports?

A: Game Only Sports is creating a new way to play sports. We give players the chance to play for FUN!

Q: What makes Game Only Sports standout?

A:  Game Only Sports stands out because there are no other places in the country that does what we do.  There are pick up games, but when you combine our flexible scheduling with our positive environment, we are truly one of a kind.  We give our players a chance to play games when they want to without the big commitments and we put a staff member on the field to run the game from a player’s perspective.

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Ryan commenting on his favorite moment at GO so far:

“I remember an Age 12-13 Game with some really good players. There was one young girl that had never played before. Every time the other players would pass her the ball, she would lose it. Anywhere else I had played soccer, this would lead to her never getting the opportunity again. But the other kids continued to feed her the ball. Not only did they keep passing to her, but when she finally kicked the ball in the right direction, two of her teammates told her “Good Job!” As you can imagine, she got really excited and her confidence was boosted. She ended up scoring goals having the hour of her life.”

What an inspirational story!

 

Q: Who can participate in Game Only Sports? Do you need to be a skilled player?

A: We believe it is important to have three characteristics to achieve our mission of FUN – Inclusiveness, empowerment and healthy competition.  To achieve inclusion, we want to give anyone the chance to play sports.  No skills or experience is necessary.  We have the ability to make this happen because we pick the teams.  Even though there will be players of different levels, we get to spread them out into relatively even teams.  We have all ages and levels from Age 6-7 to Adults.

How fun would it be to participate in these pick-up games, host a party or a team-building event? Such a perfect place for an active and fun birthday party for your sports lover!

Q: Who is your average participant? Do they compete in sports outside of GO?

A: Our average participant is a soccer player with some experience coming from outside training like a local soccer club. However, we are looking for more players who don’t have that experience. We are the perfect environment and format for kids that play other sports or even no organized sports!  We truly believe in our mission to give everyone a chance to have fun playing sports.

GO also has an awesome mentoring program for kids 10 and over to take on and help a younger players by motivating them and supporting them in their playing!

Q: How does Game Only Sports positively affect the community?

A: Game Only Sports has a GO Give Back Program.  The goal of this program is to give back to the community in any way we can.  We have a program to give any player a chance to play, regardless of their ability to pay.  We also participate in a variety of community service projects, including adopt-an-area and helping a variety of non-profit organizations.

Looking to learn more about Game Only Sports? Visit them online, Save your spot for a pick-up game, or Email Ryan at ryan@gameonlysports.com

Do you have or know any small businesses that would like to be featured here?  Email us at CommunitySpotlight @ NataschaLeeStudios.com

We offer newborn, children and family photography to families in Lafayette, Westminster, Highland, Denver, Golden, Louisville, Broomfield, and Boulder.
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